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Don’t forget Jesus while celebrating, says Walwyn before dancing with Miss Grace

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While encouraging persons to remember that the reason for hosting the annual Virgin Gorda Easter Festival is to observe the sacrifices made for freedom, Culture Minister Myron Walwyn on Saturday underscored the importance of showing reverence to Jesus whose crucifixion and resurrection are being observed this weekend. “As we celebrate our ancestors’ freedom this Easter...
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  • VIP Elections: King or Kong!

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    OPINION: The most crucial decision facing the GRAND OLE PARTY in decades will be made on April 23, 2014. The critical task it presently faces is choosing the right ...

  • Persons urged to comply with liquor laws

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    The Deputy Governor’s Office has issued a public reminder that persons can be prosecuted for breaching the Liquor Licences Act, which outlines specific time ...

  • BVI athletes in Martinique for Carifta clash

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    The British Virgin Islands’ athletes are now in Martinique gearing up to make an indelible mark on the 43rd CARIFTA Games which features nearly 30 countries. ...

BVI boys suffer defeat, but with heads held high

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BVI FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION – As the Saint Martin Football Association Under-13 Boys Tournament got underway on Friday at the Stade Alberic A. Richards, both the BVI ‘Babes’ and BVI ‘Rockers’ suffered narrow defeats to the hands of more experienced opponents. Following a march past involving the participating teams from Saint Martin, St Maarten, Guadeloupe, Martinique,…

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VIP elections postponed due to ‘challenges’

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Persons who had their eyes fixed on the leadership elections of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) have been forced to shift focus after party Chairman Ralph T. O’Neal surprisingly gave order for the polls to be put off. In a notice sent to the media late Wednesday evening, the party did not detail the reason…

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OPINION: Easter holidays

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Dear readers, Easter is here again, and like St. Ursula’s Day, I have noticed that people are not well informed about this holiday. As a Catholic, Easter is the most important of our religious observances, surpassing that of Christmas. However, outside of the Protestant denominations of Anglicans, Methodists, Presbyterian’s and Lutherans, it is not widely…

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Extra school year starts September; Walwyn promises more resources

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The government will go ahead with plans to add an additional year to the school system starting in September, according to Education Minister Myron Walwyn. He also stated that the necessary resources will be provided. The plan to add an extra year was earlier presented to the public as a proposal, and consultations were held…

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landlord guilty for sewage nuisance, says corrective measure was expensive

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Corentz Richardson, who recently was the subject of an arrest warrant following his failure to attend court, pleaded guilty to a sewerage nuisance-related offence when he was brought before Magistrate Velon John on Wednesday, April 17. The property owner and taxi operator pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to comply with a notice that…

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Emotional minister rips report to shreds, vows to continue pier project

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Admitting that he sometimes struggle not to get emotional while speaking, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool on Thursday spent hours undermining an interim report on the government’s much-touted cruise pier development project. The special report, which is highly critical of how aspects of the pier development were handled, was presented to the House of Assembly by…

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Supermarket blasted for not providing bags

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When Kenneth Thomas went into RiteWay Supermarket in Road Town to purchase six tins of milk on Wednesday evening, he was hoping the cashier would have provided him with a container for the items he had bought. Despite his emotional outpouring, the cashier did not budge. In search of what he considered to be common…

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Pay dues to Vote – VIP dismisses criticism about dues collection, tells delegates to pay up

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While denying claims that the dues-collection mechanism within the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) had become dormant, the party’s treasurer has publicly advised all delegates to pay up their 2013 dues in order to vote in the internal elections on April 23. The party, in a notice issued to the press, said the only purpose of…

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Edwards to cover city holes as resident seeks compensation

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While confirming that a woman has been seeking compensation for injuries sustained while negotiating a hole in Road Town, City Manager Janice Brathwaite-Edwards has promised to intensify efforts aimed at locating and covering all manholes in the BVI capital. BVI News Online has learnt that the resident is trying to secure just under $5000 from…

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“I made a mistake” – Witness admits to mixing up police officers accused of beating Brandon

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The two police officers accused of assaulting Brandon George seemingly scored points on Wednesday after a key prosecution witness, under cross examination, gave certain inconsistent accounts of what transpired. Police officers Marvin Robinson and Wendell Anthony are on trial for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, allegedly committed against George who was 18 years old at…

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Message to drug dealers – Magistrate gives seven years, says BVI will not be desecrated

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Stating that there is a need to send a strong message to drug dealers who appear bent on desecrating the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Magistrate Velon John on Wednesday sentenced Glenroy Pierre to a total of seven years imprisonment. Pierre, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was implicated in the 2012 shipment of…

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OVERSEAS: Ferry calamity leaves many dead

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(Reuters) – Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized 36 hours ago. Coastguard, navy and private divers scoured the site of the accident, about 20 km (12 miles) off…

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